Dev Pa­tel, Tina Fey roped in for ‘Mod­ern Love’

Asian Journal - - WORLD -

Los An­ge­les: Ac­tors Dev Pa­tel, Tina Fey and Anne Hath­away are all set to star in stream­ing plat­form Ama­zon’s up­com­ing an­thol­ogy se­ries “Mod­ern Love”.

“Mod­ern Love” is based on the New York Times col­umn and weekly pod­cast, re­ports va­ri­ety.com.

The cast also in­cludes: John Slat­tery, Cather­ine Keener, Andy Gar­cia, Cristin Mil­i­oti, Bran­don Vic­tor Dixon, Olivia Cooke, An­drew Scott, Ju­lia Gar­ner, Shea Whigham, Gary Carr, Sofia Boutella, and John Gal­lagher, Jr. In ad­di­tion, “Shame­less” alum Emmy Ros­sum will di­rect an episode of the se­ries, as will Sharon Hor­gan and Tom Hall.

Hor­gan will di­rect the Tina Fey-john Slat­tery led episode, which she also wrote. Hall also wrote his episode, while Ros­sum will di­rect an episode writ­ten by the late Au­drey Wells.

Each episode of the halfhour se­ries will ex­plore love in all of its com­pli­cated and beau­ti­ful forms.

“Mod­ern Love,” which was or­dered to se­ries in June, marks the lat­est an­thol­ogy se­ries for Ama­zon. The streamer re­cently launched the Matthew Weiner se­ries “The Ro­manoffs”. Los An­ge­les: Coun­try mu­sic star Sha­nia Twain says she is a “lit­tle bit bored” of coun­try mu­sic.

Dur­ing an in­ter­view with eon­line.com, the Grammy win­ner spoke about her new show “Real Coun­try” and how she is hop­ing that more women will feel in­spired to get in­volved in the genre.

The con­ver­sa­tion started with want­ing “to talk about women in coun­try mu­sic to­day”. The singer replied: “What women?”

She said how dis­ap­pointed she is that there are “too few” women in it.

“We are not mak­ing ra­dio progress, but we are mak­ing very small, steady steps to­wards aware­ness that we are lack­ing women on coun­try ra­dio,” she said.

Twain re­vealed she has some ideas as to how to jump-start the progress.

“We have too much of the same­ness right now. I’m a lit­tle bit bored of it, and I want to pick it up. The only way to do that is to be proac­tive. I wanted a show that, when you talk about di­ver­sity, that in­cludes gen­der di­ver­sity, style di­ver­sity, life­style di­ver­sity.”

She is also “fed up with the ageist and sex­ist thing” when it comes to lim­its on help­ing tal­ent break into the scene.

Twain ac­knowl­edged some progress has been made through­out her ten­ure in coun­try mu­sic.

“When I first came on the scene in coun­try mu­sic, the lim­its were way too nar­row for me, and it was hard for me. There are a lot of artistes out there who are in­tim­i­dated of what they be­lieve coun­try mu­sic is...i want to show them there are no lim­its,” she added.

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